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#1070894
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Everything went right for Luke in Star Wars. He learned the Force, joined the Rebellion, blew up the Death Star, and got a medal. Almost everything went wrong for him in The a Empire a Strikes Back. He got shot down in his snowspeeder, crashed his X-wing in a slimy mudhole, his friend got frozen in carbonate, got his hand cut off, and found out Vader is his father.

I think it will bet the same with Rey. She was large and in charge for TFA, but I bet she has some serious setbacks in store for TLJ. I think that tone contributes greatly to how popular TESB is.

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#1070483
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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NeverarGreat said:
She could easily have been established as Luke’s daughter or Chosen by the Force and these problems would have evaporated on the spot.

Rey doesn’t do anything more extraordinary than Luke or Anakin in the Original Trilogy and prequels. She may turn out to be the daughter of a powerful Force user, but why does she even need to be propped up like that? She doesn’t. Ever think that maybe she is the most powerful Force user we have ever seen? She is Rey and she is a girl and is awesome. Deal with it.

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#1070382
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DuracellEnergizer said:

rodneyfaile said:

generalfrevious said:

Disco_Lobot said:

You know - if they could just take out the Greedo shooting thing, the Jabba Scene in ANH and the Vader Nooo I could probably live with the rest.

Although I really, really would like to get rid of Jedi Rocks also

The OT are not just mere films; they have become far more than that in just a mere four hours of content. So for Lucas to change even ONE thing is the worst act of cultural barbarism in film history. The OT should be kept pure, EXACTLY as it was on the day each film was released. There should be no SE whatsoever; but George’s decision to make it the ONLY version you can watch, why that’s beyond unforgivable. For Disney to continue this shameful reign of terror makes them even guiltier of perpetuating one of the worst cultural erasures of the last 25 years. They are lost films now, I can’t accept a world where the original versions can’t legally exist.

Excellent comment!

That’s one reply I never expected to see follow a frevious post.

You should try it more often.

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#1070366
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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generalfrevious said:

Disco_Lobot said:

You know - if they could just take out the Greedo shooting thing, the Jabba Scene in ANH and the Vader Nooo I could probably live with the rest.

Although I really, really would like to get rid of Jedi Rocks also

The OT are not just mere films; they have become far more than that in just a mere four hours of content. So for Lucas to change even ONE thing is the worst act of cultural barbarism in film history. The OT should be kept pure, EXACTLY as it was on the day each film was released. There should be no SE whatsoever; but George’s decision to make it the ONLY version you can watch, why that’s beyond unforgivable. For Disney to continue this shameful reign of terror makes them even guiltier of perpetuating one of the worst cultural erasures of the last 25 years. They are lost films now, I can’t accept a world where the original versions can’t legally exist.

Excellent comment!

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#1070189
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
Time

Sexist and racist attitudes still exist, they just hide behind pseudo PC terms that are used negatively. The fact that some can’t deal with other races and genders being treated equally is something they will have to deal with on their own as the world becomes a more progressive place. Some day their comments will sound as backwards as the hate speech made during the civil rights movement.

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#1070069
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

imperialscum said:

TV’s Frink said:

But if you think the PT is better made, or do something insane like give the PT a 5/10 and RO a 1/10, you’re just trolling for reactions.

TFA plot is way bigger mess than any PT plot. It is simply horrible. So ranking TFA below PT is completely natural in this respect. When you also count in the complete lack of originality in TFA, the judgement is clear.

What PT plot?

Stepping in poop, fart jokes, and senate negotiations. Then everyone fights.

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#1069838
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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I’m actually replying to a signature I’ve seen a few times:

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII

“I start to see things I recognize. It’s being very respectful of first two films. Then all of the sudden, it just swerves. And now I’m going on a journey. I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated, like this is a renaissance.”- James Cameron regarding Terminator Genisys

He should just get busy putting True Lies and The Abyss on blu-ray and leave the movie reviews to others.

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#1069834
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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★★★★★

  1. Rogue One
  2. The Force Awakens
  3. The Empire Strikes Back
  4. Star Wars
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. Rebels (animated tv show)
  7. Ewoks (animated tv show)

★★★★
8. Droids (animated tv show)
9. Caravan of Courage (tv movie)
10. The Battle for Endor (tv movie)

★★★
11. Star Wars Holiday Special
12. The Phantom Menace
13. Attack of the Clones
14. Revenge of the Sith

★★
15. Clone Wars (animated tv show)

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#1069743
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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A small child is somehow the only human who can pilot a podracer, no problem. The same child somehow is ably to fly a combat mission and destroy an entire base ship, no problem. Luke also becomes a combat pilot with no combat training, no problem. Rey pilots the Millennium Falcon through the interior of a ship that she has been scavenging throughout for years and all of a sudden that is impossible.

Somehow it’s a problem when Rey, who has spent her entire young adult life literally fighting for survival with a melee weapon is able to defeat Kylo, who himself has incomplete training and is emotionally disturbed having just killed his own father and has also been shot by Chewbacca’s bowcaster, a weapon that has been shown to send stormtroopers flying.

Rey was able to do a mind trick without even seeing it done or being trained regarding it, but she did experience Kylo reading her thoughts, so she isn’t entirely unfamiliar with the idea of manipulating with someone’s mind.

I don’t see that Rey does anything out of the ordinary. She is a pretty awesome character and I can;t wait to see what happens to her, Finn, Poe, and Kylo in the next one.

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#1069593
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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Haarspalter said:

With that (vague) statement Kennedy unintentionally advertized Harmys Despecialized Editions. That guy who sells them illegally on ebay will have a prosporing business year. Even the prizes for the GOUT DVDs could rise further.

Not to derail the thread, but how is he able to sell those on ebay without any repercussions? If it’s that out in the open why make people jump through so many hoops to download them?